March 25, 2015

Hegs…Great South Aussie Invention!

DSPACE was fortunate to meet Scott Boocock a South Australian inventor and businessman last night at the Commercialisation Case Study Series hosted by the Department of State Development.  Scott’s revolutionary concept for the peg has captured Australia and the rest of the globe in a very short amount of time.  His concept was very simple…while hanging out the families washing he came across his wife’s sheer black dress and wanted a way to hang it without line mark or peg marks…He asked himself the question, “Why are there not hangers on these pegs?” and from there the heg was born….pegs with hangers.  No-one in the 200 year history of the clothes peg had thought of this simple addition and this is where Scott’s idea is taking the world by storm.  The manufacturing is all done in Adelaide through a number of local companies that can produce these great products for less than overseas manufacturers.  This is very exciting for South Australia and is close to Scott’s heart to keep the production local.  To read more of this amazing story from another great South Australian and to see his great outcome on Shark Tank be sure to check it out on his website.  Well done Scott and it was a pleasure to speak face to face with you.